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[Caribou Coffee}

Oh lakeview how I miss thee.  I sit here in caribou coffee and not everyone’s favorite, Starbucks. Even more defiantly having apple crisp oatmeal and chai tea in the middle of the day instead of a mid day pick me up coffee on a real wooden table. Take that Starbucks! I don’t know how I got here, yes I do, I triumphed over one of life’s many hastles and felt like a reward. Take that life! I win this one! As I walked back to my car triumphantly I realized where I was and my brain,  always on the lookout for the quickest reward,  directed me here. Throwing caution and health to wind I order a delicious autumn apple crisp, full of fall goodness, warm your heart oatmeal and a spicey creamy cloud of chai silk liquid comfort.  Yes, those are the actual names, order like that next time you’re in there. “To go?” she asks.  “No!” I reply, “for here!” I will put the day on pause. Will it to stand still for a moment of victory before I move on to the next battle. I spy I guy I went to art class with, couldn’t decide where I knew him from till he got up to leave. That always happens, can I be the only one who thinks everyone they run into is someone they dreamt up or from waaaaay in the past and so it can’t possibly be them? I hate when people stop to say “hi” and my brain isn’t finished processing there face yet. Okay, where do I know them from, out of state? Out of country ? Community college? University? Dance class? Church? The Gym maybe? A mash up of people I once knew all in one face and perhaps I don’t know them at all?? That must be it, I’ll avert my eyes, maybe they won’t notice me, or won’t insist on me remembering them. Nope.  Didn’t work. “Hi! , how are you!!!!”

Why do I feel like I’m in a cabin when I’m here? Why don’t i come here more often?

My New Treat [Starbucks]

I’m not a Starbucks groupie. I don’t like coffee, but if I had to choose a coffee house club it woulda been The Noble Tree. They closed 😦 The fireplace and fresh homemade pies  had me driving 40 min in the cold weather for a simple Ginger Peach Tea then I would proceed to use half their bottle of honey. Yum. I miss there bookshelf full of white coffee cups that were covered in interesting designs done in black marker and their old Atari or was it Pac-Man? There are a few other local coffee shoppes in Chicago that I love but I’m not naming names. They will stay my secret. As for chain coffee shoppes I do prefer Caribou Coffee over starbucks. That being said, I found myself at Starbucks in a study group and can’t stop thinking about the Green Tea Latte with Soy milk. But I better stop thinking about it soon, a medium has 50 g of sugar! Yikes! Too good to be true. click the links!

Stay Whett

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